Friday, March 18, 2011


Huge carved figures of Bishamonten, the most powerful of the Four Heavenly Kings, can be seen at the entrances of Buddhist temples in Iwate and throughout Japan. The card is another in the series by Takita Tsuneo. Bishamonten has various attributes. One is protector of followers of the Lotus Sutra. Miyazawa Kenji was a devotee of the Lotus Sutra.